The entrance to the site of a mass grave of hundreds of children who died in the former Bons Secours home for unmarried mothers is seen in Tuam, County Galway

Mother and baby homes inquiry seeks to hear from residents

Survivors who were resident in Mother-and-Baby Homes are invited to confidentially give evidence to the Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation, which is now hearing evidence from Survivors or those who were involved in staffing such homes. The commission also wants to hear from people who have personal knowledge about the homes, including family members of residents, regular visitors or those who supplied services to them.

The commission has a wide brief, including the power to investigate alleged forced and illegal adoptions from the homes and the relationships between the institutions and children’s homes, orphanages and adoption societies.

IWSSN supports Survivors with providing more information about this investigation, and providing holistic and practical support to give evidence, should Survivors wish to do so.

If you are Survivor who was resident in a Mother-and-Baby Home, or if you know someone who is, please invite them to get in touch with us, so we can see if we can help.